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Public health concern as superbug breaches Australia’s final drug defence

October 27th, 2016

A highly resistant form of Salmonella has been found in a cat

The first evidence of a superbug in a domestic cat that could infect humans and livestock has been discovered in Australia. The Salmonella strain is resistant to carbapenems, a drug used as the last line of defence in Australian hospitals. Experts believe this resistance may pose a serious threat to public health.

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Bacterium named for Murdoch professor

August 27th, 2012

The Dean of Murdoch University’s School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Professor David Hampson, has had a bacteria named in his honour.

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